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Kedar Cricket Academy turns fifteen

Through this Academy, around 70 students have played for the TNCA League.  

Kedar Cricket Academy recently turned fifteen. Over these years, the Academy has served as a launch pad for young talents, helping them on their journey towards the TNCA League and State cricket.

According to a press release, the Academy has participated in more than 70 tournaments, for children between the age groups of 11 and 16 years, thereby providing its trainees exposure to competitive cricket.

Through this Academy, around 70 students have played for the TNCA League, ranging from First division to Sixth Division, the press release adds.

Looking back, S. Kedarnath, founder and chief coach of the Academy, says he has had the privilege of training over 3000 young stars with the help of 28 professionally trained coaches.

Senior coaches, including Ashok Anand (“Gem of India” awardee), Devanand and Kumara Swamy, have taken efforts to conduct international and domestic tournaments for the Academy, says Kedarnath.

“I dedicate this success to my guru and mentor Gundappa Vishvanath. I dedicate the Academy to the State Bank of India,” says Kedarnath, who was employed with SBI.

Kedarnath has played under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar, Bishen Bedi and G.R. Viswanath.

Having played alongside great players, Kedarnath has invited some of them to help his trainees hone their cricketing skills.

“V.V. Kumar and V.V. Giri are interacting with the boys regularly. Some of the Academy’s fast bowlers have been referred to Senthilnathan, chief coach at the MRF Pace Foundation. He has agreed to guide them. A set of boys who want to be wicket keepers will train under S.M.H. Kirmani in Bangalore,” he says.

For more details, call the Academy at 9884066767.


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